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Originally called "Kraft Suspense Theatre", Suspense Theatre was a television anthology series that ran from 1963 - 1965 on NBC. It was later shown in syndication under the title "Crisis". It was one of the few suspense programs telecast in color at the time (color TV did not become the norm until late 1965). As with other anthology series, almost every program featured a self-contained episode with its own cast. Such actors as James Whitmore, Leslie Nielsen, and Richard Crenna appeared on it.

The 1968 theatrical film Sergeant Ryker, starring Lee Marvin, was actually a two-part made-for-television film that first aired on Kraft Suspense Theatre as The Case Against Paul Ryker.

Series Cast:

Harry Townes - Richard
Jack Kelly - Charles Glennon
Katherine Crawford - Daphne Middleton
Leslie Nielsen - Dr. David Cord
James Whitmore - J. Marvin Bean
Peter Graves - Major Frank Whitaker
Lee Marvin - Sgt. Paul Ryker
Jack Klugman - Ozzie Keefer
Dabney Coleman - Alvin
Telly Savalas - Beret

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